Willa Cather, My Ántonia

My Antonia by Willa Cather My rating: 4 of 5 stars Willa Cather's 1918 novel, My Ántonia, places itself in the history of world literature about two-thirds of the way through, when its narrator, Jim Burden, goes to college and contemplates the career of Virgil: After he had faced the bitter fact that he was … Continue reading Willa Cather, My Ántonia

Willa Cather, The Professor’s House

The Professor's House by Willa Cather My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jeff Nunokawa, reading Henry James's newly collected autobiographies, concludes of the Master's famously difficult later style ("[e]veryone knows that there are sentences in late James that no one has ever understood") as follows: Behind all this there may be a child being beaten—beaten … Continue reading Willa Cather, The Professor’s House